“Polmar has clearly done his research and performs yeoman’s work, bringing relevance to each phase of carrier operation he discusses…a magnificent piece of research.”
Air & Space Power Journal, Fall 2010
"Filled to the brim with fascinating information and illustrated with hundreds of well-chosen photographs, the second volume of Norman Polmar's Aircraft Carriers will serve general readers and historians alike as a valuable reference source for many years to come"
Journal of Military History, April 2009
"Should be useful for anyone interested in this particular type of naval vessel."
Nautical Research Journal, September 2008
“For the naval aficionado who cannot get enough of the history of the carrier, this coffee table-size book is indispensable."
Military Heritage, August 2008
“…the text provides smart staffers with a lexicon of suitable examples, and plenty of killer quotes about the limits of Air Force action, insight and honesty.”
International Journal of Naval History, April 2008